Mar 12, 2023
The Rochester Americans (27-24-4-1) pulled within one goal on two separate occasions but were unable to find the equalizer each time in a 6-3 loss to the North Division-leading Toronto Marlies (40-16-2-1) Sunday at The Blue Cross Arena.
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The matchup, which served as the third in three days for the Amerks this weekend, was the eighth and final meeting of the season between the two teams, which split the season series with four wins each.
Forward Lukas Rousek (1+1) notched his third straight multi-point game of the weekend while Isak Rosen and Linus Weissbach both scored in the third periods. Jeremy Davies, Brandon Biro, Lawrence Pilut, Mason Jobst, and Michael Mersch all chipped in an assist.
Goaltender Michael Houser (6-6-2) made 14 saves in his 16th appearance of the slate.
Bobby McMann registered his second hat trick in his last five games for Toronto, which became the first team in the Eastern Conference to reach the 40-win mark this season. Logan Shaw (0+3), Matthew Hellickson (0+2) and Pontus Holmberg (2+0) all recorded a multi-point game while Zach Solow notched his first tally of the season.
Goaltender Erik Källgren (9-6-2) earned his first win of the season against Rochester and ninth of the campaign as he stopped 32 of the 35 shots he faced.
With the Amerks trailing 3-0 at the 8:15 mark of the second period, both clubs were whistled for a penalty.
During the 4-on-4 situation, Mitch Eliot carried the puck through the center of the ice before giving it to Pilut. As the Swedish blueliner took the feed across the line, he slid it to his left for Biro. With his head up, Biro product connected with Rousek at the opposite circle for the latter’s 14th goal of the season.
The game remained 3-1 four minutes into third period when Jobst dished a quick outlet pass to Mersch in the neutral zone. Rochester’s captain pushed the puck to his left for Weissbach. The second-year forward sprinted into the Toronto zone before sniping the upper right corner for his team-leading 18th goal of the season.
Toronto, which saw its three-goal advantage narrowed to one, responded again to take a 4-2 lead.
With the Marlies on their fifth power-play of the night, Shaw passed the puck down the right wall to…
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